UBC Reports | Vol. 49 | No. 5 | May
Time Piece 1967
The man who gave UBC its soul is about to retire.
When Nestor Korchinsky came to UBC in 1967 he had a vision
for a sports and recreation program. What UBC missed, he felt
was an intramural sport program for all students.
Academics give a university its character. Extracurricular
activities give it personality. Together they give it a soul,
Nestors soul of UBC eventually became the
largest and most comprehensive intramural sports program in
He also became a legend on campus by serving as the congregation
marshal for the past 25 years. But this graduation ceremony
will be his last. He leaves behind a legacy that has become
one of the most dominant features of UBC student life.